Category: Basements

How a Finished Basement Can Increase Your Home’s Value

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11 Aug

Does your home have an unused basement? Have you thought about redoing it, but it just keeps moving further and further down the to-do list? Well, it might be time to consider moving that basement finishing up to the top of the list.   Why? Research indicates that a finished basement can add significant value to your home. Even if you…

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How to Make Your Own Video Game Room

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12 Aug

No matter if you’re a PC or console gamer, every true video game lover dreams about making a gaming room that will provide hours and hours of digital adventures in ultimate comfort. If you got a green light from your partner or spouse about making such a room in your house, you’re one of the lucky ones! Make sure to…

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Home Gym Ideas: Small Workout Room Ideas for Your Home

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09 Aug

Do you want to take your fitness in your own hands but don’t want to pay for overpriced gym memberships and waste time commuting to your fitness center? It’s time to bring your gym to your home! If you don’t know where to start with designing your gym, here’s a little guide that will help you with some ideas. Remodel…

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Installing An Access Door During A Basement Remodel

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26 Jul

Whenever we think about renovating a house, we seldom think about the basement area as a place where people can spend some time, either for entertainment, relaxation, or the perfect spot to organize and plan repairs and maintenance to the house. But it is the perfect place for many activities. When you think of it as an underground extension, you…

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Is a Basement Renovation Worth My Time?

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24 May

Picture this. You’re selling your home in a few years and your agent is doing the first walk-through of your home. Everything seems normal to her for a house in this neighborhood. That is until she gets down to your renovated basement. “Wow!” she says. Amazed at your private movie theater complete with luxurious leather recliners and a popcorn machine.…

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How to Create the Ultimate Game Room in Your Basement

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08 Apr

Saturday evening gaming sessions aren’t meant just for the kids. By having a pool or ping-pong table, darts, or console gaming stations right at your home you can keep all ages engaged. If you already know that your home is too cramped to accommodate such a specialized area, perhaps you forgot about your basement, which is often left empty or…

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Seasonal home repairs to take you from winter into spring

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06 Apr

  As winter fades away and warmer spring weather is ushered in, there are a lot of chores that homeowners must prepare for. While airing out the house and prepping the garden are always high on springtime to-do lists, too many homeowners forget how important it is to check the structure of their homes for any weaknesses harsh winter weather…

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3 benefits of finishing a basement

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05 Oct

Many of us grew up with a basement that was dank, dark and unfinished, or was finished with paneling and a stapled up ceiling tile. Today's basements are looking more and more like the first floor of the home, adding the extra living space we need while increasing the value of the home.A Finished Basement Has A Ton Of PotentialMore…

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Help prevent flooding in your home from torrential rain

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24 Aug

When rain comes in like the tropical storms and hurricanes that can batter Long Island, flooding is common. Streets, buildings and homes can become filled with pools of water that can cause millions of dollars in damage. Here are a few tips to help prevent flood damage in your home, on your property and in your finished basement.Make sure your…

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3 reasons why homeowners finish their basements

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07 Jan

Those who seek more space in their home may not have to look further than their basements. Finished basements have become a popular way to gain extra space, add resale value and keep homes modern. In as little as two weeks, your basement can turn into a beautifully designed room that can serve multiple purposes. Greg Griffin, basement designer at Alure Home…

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